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REVIEW: Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

I received an advanced review copy of Empire of the Vampire in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Jay Kristoff and Harper Voyager. Minor spoilers may follow. “It was the twenty-seventh year...

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REVIEW: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams

Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams is the single best Tolkien-style fantasy not written by Tolkien. It was a huge inspiration to George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, as...

REVIEW: The Coward by Stephen Aryan

Before I dive into this review, I want to say a big thank you to Stephen Aryan for sending me a review copy of The Coward. He is a great guy, go check out...

REVIEW: Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

Reading Michael J. Sullivan’s Theft of Swords is the most I’ve enjoyed the first entry in a fantasy series for a long time. In fact, it contains two stories from The Riyria Revelations: The...

REVIEW: The Hand of the Sun King by J.T. Greathouse

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Hand of the Sun King in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to J.T. Greathouse and Gollancz for the opportunity. The Hand of the Sun King...

REVIEW: The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss

My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and...

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REVIEW: The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Shadow of the Gods in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to John Gwynne and Orbit Books. The Shadow of the Gods is a gritty...

REVIEW: Master Artificer by Justin Travis Call

Following his epic masterpiece Master of Sorrows, Justin Call once again shows his readers how fantasy classics are born with the next installment in the series, Master Artificer.  Firstly, let me describe the world that Master of...

REVIEW: The Piledriver of Fate by Samuel Gately

The Piledriver of Fate by Samuel Gately takes us back to the pro-wrestling-inspired fantasy world of the Titan Wars. Following reluctant titan Van’s tournament victory in The Headlock of Destiny, book two picks up...

REVIEW: The Cold Commands by Richard K. Morgan

In The Cold Commands, the second book in the A Land Fit for Heroes trilogy, we rejoin the tale of “hero, dragonslayer, and faggot” Ringil Eskiath. He’s now 31-years-old and there is a price...